Searching for peak fall foliage in Minnesota? Let Cook County, MN be your guide.

The moment the first trees start to change, excitement ensues. The first question we start to hear around town is “when will it be peak fall color?” While difficult to predict exactly, peak fall foliage in Minnesota is typically BOTH the last weekend of September & first weekend of October in the timeframe. The maples begin… Read more »

Moose rescued from Hungry Jack Lake after breaking through the ice

Moose rescued from Hungry Jack Lake after breaking through the ice Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minn. April 10, 2017 – Mid-trail residents awoke to an unusual surprise this morning. A young female moose was crossing Hungry Jack Lake, located midway up the Gunflint Trail about 20 minute from Grand Marais, Minn. when she suddenly… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life I love traveling.  It doesn’t matter if I’m driving a local backroad that I’ve never encountered before or if I’m in Duluth waiting for my plane to taxi down the runway and take me away.  I’m writing this blog from Chicago’s O’Hare.  I just… Read more »

Finding your inner warmth – Hygge Season

Finding your inner warmth – Hygge Season The Thrillist recently ranked Minnesota #1 in its list of every state, ranked by how miserable its winters are. Please, not to name names, but I think we can think of several worse places. With almost 6 million Minnesota proud residents, we know it’s not all bad. Sure,… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Holiday Celebrations, Education and Growth.

Happy Holidays from Visit Cook County! We’re having a party! Stop by and say hello to the Visit Cook County team TODAY Wednesday, December 14 between 3:30-5:30pm. We’d love to celebrate another year of great success and holiday cheer with you! We decided to put together a little photo from the team and of course, we all… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Art, Unplugged, Fall Colors, and Upcoming Marketing

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Art, Unplugged, Fall Colors, and Upcoming Marketing  Plein Air Grand Marais Friday, September 9th marked the start date for this year’s plein air painting competition.  See the numerous painters throughout Cook County always sparks my creative soul. I’ve always thought I could be an artist.  In fact, I did some… Read more »